Big Picture Science – Whither the Weather?

by Gary Niederhoff on January 14, 2013









We all talk about the weather. And now scientists are doing something about it: providing more accurate warnings before big storms hit. Discover how smart technology – with an eye on the sky – is taking monster weather events by storm.

Plus, why severe weather events caused by a warming planet may trigger social and economic chaos.

Also, meet the storm chaser who runs toward tornadoes as everyone else flees… and why your cell phone goes haywire when the sun kicks up a storm of its own.

Listen to individual segments here:
Part 1: Storm Warnings
Part 2: Storm Chasers
Part 3: Dew Chasers
Part 4: Solar Storms
Part 5: Climate vs. Weather
Part 6: The Social Costs of Climate Change

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